Beware the Predator: The American's Guide to Personal Security
Be a harder target. We can tell you how.™
Beware the Predator is an easy-to-read guide for anyone who wants to raise their security awareness and defensive posture. Whether you are a corporate or government executive, a high-net-worth individual, orsomeone simply concerned about identity theft and personal safety, this book will help the readerunderstand how to protect oneself, their family and business from criminalpredators, corporate intrusion, and state-sponsored spying. This book provides practicalways to reduce your personal exposure and mitigate risk.
Instead of trying to defeat the onslaught of technology with technology, Beware The Predatorshows you how to use traditional personal security tradecraft techniques toreduce your exposure and enhance your security, while continuing to enjoy the conveniences of modern life. Beware The Predatorprovides simple processes you can use to help strengthen your security posture and present a hardened target to the predator.”
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"Twenty-first Century technology, along with its many benefits, demands that we protect our personal security so it’s working for us - not against us. The most effective approach is a systematic one, increasingly common in many fields, a checklist - a good one. Beware the Predator contains an excellent approach – as clear as I’ve seen – to creating your own. Try it."
International Spy Museum
"Security is a 24/7 proposition. If more people took the time to understand the what, when and why’s of how the American people need to protect themselves from bad actors, then Warrens’ book is a must have. During my career, I too often experienced Americans falling victim to financial crime, cybercrime, identity theft and fraud schemes. I have seen how Americans were constantly exploited by the ever present security threats that exist in today’s complex technical environments. It is a pleasure to endorse this book as a baseline security guide for everyone who is interested in a good documented resource that will help them with their own personal security."
Larry D Johnson
CEO –Castleworth Global
Former Special Agent in Charge, US Secret Service Criminal Investigative Division and Chief Security Officer at a Fortune 500 financial sector company
"This book reads like CIA 101. Written by a master of CIA tradecraft, everyone needs to read this guide to protecting one's self and family. BEWARE THE PREDATOR should be on every high school senior's reading list this year!! It gives the reader the first look at CIA SPYCRAFT for anyone. This volume covers basic and very important information that every person needs to know. The time to learn these skills is now and let's hope for another volume from this author soon."
CEO Sprout, Community Development Entity, (CDE)
"Beware the Predator is a comprehensive collection of practical techniques essential to a solid foundation in personal security awareness. Mr. Holston has simplified complex tradecraft techniques in a way that gives the reader a significant and sustainable advantage over any predator whether virtual or physical. From senior executive to high school student, this book is for you."
Retired Senior Executive, Drug Enforcement Agency and Former Director of the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC)
"As a career airline pilot flying international routes, I spend a lot of time traveling in the United States and to destinations around the world. I found the book, Beware the Predator: The American’s Guide to Personal Security, a very informative, well-outlined and easy-to-read book. The authors present the reader with simple, practical steps that include not only common-sense items on personal protection but also basic financial and cyber protection. They lay out why the student, tourist and the businessman should all strongly consider and adapt a personal security discipline."
- International Airline Pilot
"Mr. Warren D. Holston’s Beware The Predator: The AMERICAN’s Guide To Personal Security is for the BRAVE that needs to take ownership of their personal security, both physical and within the wires. I like it how the introduced concepts are relevant to all humans, regardless of occupation, education, age, gender, geography, or status. Readers will learn to WIN by practicing good behavior."
Educator, Cybersecurity Enthusiast, Dedicated Volunteer